This Month in Cyber Security: June 2021 (2:00)

by | Jun 29, 2021 | Security

The likelihood of you becoming a victim of a cyber attack are greater than you think. Because of this, organizations are scrambling to get expert advice. Not all cyber attacks target small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). However, every cyber attack holds lessons for SMB leaders. The key to improving your cyber security strategy is measuring your risk and understanding the threat landscape. Our monthly webinar series: This Month in Cyber Security helps to make sense of it all. Our speaker, Bruce Ward, will explain those risks, explores the latest threats, and how SMBs can secure themselves.

June 2021

This month we explored the importance of having cybersecurity insurance, and built on what we discussed in May. Below is a summary of those stories and steps you can take to mitigate risk.

  • When it comes to cyber security, there’s a new sheriff in town and the name is <insert your cyber insurance provider>. We’ve seen a lot and the trends are clear. Without basic controls like MFA and security awareness programs, your coverage may get dropped. The maturity of your cyber control programs is directly related to your premium increase levels. Let’s talk self-assessments, ransomware, Exchange HAFNIUM responses and coverage. Here are some helpful resources to understand your risk:
  • Multi-factor Authentication (MFA). We’re discussing the marketing term “zero-trust” and how that applies to various areas of concerns. MFA can determine: Administrator / Privileged accounts, Remote Access, Conditional (by Application / User / Time), and Device Trust. Check out our recap to understand how MFA can help:
  • Updates on Critical Infrastructure. The stuff we rely on to live has been under attack and in the news recently. A few updates on the Colonial Pipeline down south, and the Canadian meat-packing facilities up North. On the East coast, the NY Subway and Martha’s Vineyard & Ferry, and drinking water in every town in the US. Learn about advantages of Managed Patching here:

How-to build your cyber security strategy:

The key to a strong cyber security strategy is Protect, Detect, Respond. Protect your precious data with the tools that will keep bad actors away. Enlist an IT team that has your back, like Peters, who’s full of people who know how to detect suspicious behavior and know the right tools to implement for 24/7 support. Respond timely, and quickly to reduce harm and disinfect your environment.
If you’re not sure where to get started or have questions, please reach out to info@peters.com. We will be in touch!

Download the slide deck here.

Watch the full recording here.

Watch the short recap below: